The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred a St. Louis lawyer who already was suspended in connection with his representation of the now-closed bankruptcy firm Critique Services after he failed to timely respond to a disciplinary filing. On Dec. 24, the ...Read More »
Award winners, unexpected departures, lawyers running into trouble and a legal battle involving the Sunshine Law drew the most attention from readers of Missouri Lawyers Media on molawyersmedia.com in 2019. Here are the 10 most-viewed stories on our website in ...
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Moving out: Supreme Court ruling that altered venue rules is one of Missouri’s biggest legal stories in 2019
In February, the Missouri Supreme Court issued State ex rel. Johnson & Johnson v. Burlison, a humdrum caption for what would seem to be a dry-as-dust topic: the proper venue for a lawsuit. But the result of the ruling has ...
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The Missouri Supreme Court issued fewer disciplinary orders in 2019 compared to the previous year, but the total rate of attorneys who were disbarred, suspended or placed on probation remained roughly the same. In 2019, the court disbarred five more ...
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The Missouri Supreme Court on Dec. 24 upended decades’ worth of precedent on what constitutes a special law. In a pair of rulings, the court announced that it was abandoning a line of cases that had held that a law ...Read More »
A federal appeals court said a Catholic high school in Kirkwood didn’t face religious discrimination under federal law when the city barred it from lighting its baseball field at night. But the school’s claim under a similar Missouri religious-freedom law ...Read More »
A Missouri appeals court has revived four lawsuits against the City of St. Joseph after finding genuine factual disputes as to whether the condition of a city road caused a 2017 vehicle crash in which three teenagers died. On Dec. ...Read More »
The Court of Appeals Eastern District says it doesn’t have the power to let Lamar Johnson’s case be reopened, but perhaps the Missouri Supreme Court can. The appeals court on Dec. 24 dismissed an appeal seeking a new trial for ...
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A southeast Missouri farm cannot use a statutory trespass claim to recover for crop damage stemming from herbicide that drifted from a neighboring farm, a federal appeals court has ruled. On Dec. 11, a three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court on Dec. 10 affirmed a state agency’s decision to revoke the peace officer license of a man who hit his wife during a fight. The court ruled unanimously that the state’s Administrative Hearing Commission didn’t violate ...Read More »
The Missouri Supreme Court is poised to decide for the first time whether public defenders are covered by official immunity. On Dec. 11, the court heard arguments in the case of Dwight Laughlin, a man who was represented by public ...Read More »